Carlos D Leaves Interpol

Carlos D has left Interpol. Yes, My favorite member from one of my favorite bands has taken his killer stache and said goodbye. Say what you want about the band but they will always hold a top spot for me. The band mentions that they have some exciting prospects for the position. Matt Safer (previously of The Rapture) recently filled in on bass for the Julian Plenti shows so I wouldn't be surprised to see him possibly taking the spot. The band recently released the track "Lights" for download via their official website. You can listen to it below [via].

Here's the official announcement from Interpol:

After the completion of the album, Carlos informed the rest of us that he would be leaving the band. He has decided to follow another path, and to pursue new goals. This separation is amicable, and we whole-heartedly wish him great happiness and success. We will remain, as always, deeply respectful fans of this blazingly talented individual.